Disease watch
DATE: May 8, 2018LOCATION: Yunlin countyDETAILS: A goose farm in southern Taiwan's Yunlin county was found to have been contaminated by a subtype of H5 bird flu virus and 2,279 birds on the farm were culled, the 68th case of poultry farm infection this year, according to the Council of…
DATE: May 8, 2018LOCATION: Handbjerg, Holstebro, WestDETAILS: On May 5, 2018, LPAI H5 was detected in ducks collected in connection with the Danish surveillance programme for avian influenza. All 20,900 ducks on the holding were killed and destroyed.SOURCE:http://www.promedmail.org/post/5789717ProMED-mail posthttp://www.promedmail.org/ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseaseshttp://www.isid.org
Avian influenza (AI) can infect domesticated and wild birds, including chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quails, ducks, geese, and guinea fowl. Birds become infected when they have direct contact with the ocular or nasal discharge or feces from infected birds or from contact with contaminated surfaces, food or water supply.There is an…
DATE: April 27, 2018LOCATION: Morrum and BromollaDETAILS: A total of three new cases of H5N6 bird flu have been identified after analysis at the National Veterinary Office (SVA). They were a sea eagle, a pigeon and a buzzard found in the areas surrounding Morrum and Bromolla in southern Sweden. This…
DATE: April 19, 2018LOCATION: Kpessi (Agbedrafo), Lacs, [Maritime Region]DETAILS: Information received from Dr Batawui Komla Batasse, director of [Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Breeding and Fisheries], noted a reoccurrence of a listed disease on a farm with layers, broilers and swine. The event is continuing.SOURCE:http://www.promedmail.org/post/5757429ProMED-mail posthttp://www.promedmail.org/ProMED-mail is a…
DATE: April 16, 2018LOCATION: Sanov, Zlin, ZlinskyDETAILS: Information received from Dr Zbyněk Semerád, director general, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic reports an occurrence of a listed disease in a backyard poultry flock.SOURCE:http://www.promedmail.org/post/5751461ProMED-mail posthttp://www.promedmail.org/ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseaseshttp://www.isid.org
DATE: April 16, 2018LOCATION: Hyde County, North CarolinaDETAILS: Through an abundance of caution, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206 749 248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children,…
DATE: April 9, 2018LOCATION: Kun Lung Wai, Fanling, North District, Hong KongDETAILS: An intensive surveillance system is in place for all poultry farms, poultry markets, and pet bird shops in Hong Kong. The H5N6 infected wild bird was detected in the ongoing national surveillance program in wild birds. No spread…
DATE: April 7, 2018LOCATION: Zimnitsa, Straldzha municipality, Yambol districtDETAILS: A new outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza was confirmed at a duck farm in the village of Zimnitsa, Straldzha municipality, Yambol district, Bulgaria's Food Safety Agency said.There were 6,000 ducks on the farm and it was expected that the…
DATE: April 3, 2018LOCATION: Al-Kharj governorateDETAILS: The HPAI H5N8 event in Saudi Arabia, which reportedly started on Dec. 19, 2017, continues its spread; so far, 22 outbreaks have been reported to the OIE.SOURCE:http://www.promedmail.org/post/5725866ProMED-mail posthttp://www.promedmail.org/ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseaseshttp://www.isid.org
DATE: March 31, 2018LOCATION: Kralova, Galanta, Trnava and Parainen, Lounais-SuomiDETAILS: A white-tailed eagle unable to fly properly was found and delivered to wild animal shelter on [20 Mar 2018]. The swab sample was found positive for avian influenza type H5N6 on [29 Mar 2018]. The white-tailed eagle was euthanized because…
DATE: March 31, 2018LOCATION: Notre Dame du Pe, Notre Dame du Pe, SartheDETAILS: Suspicion based on a very light symptomatology (the laying phase did not start; prostration) in breeding turkeys ready for laying. The reference national laboratory confirmed the presence of low pathogenic H5N1 virus on March 27. All the…
DATE: March 29, 2018LOCATION: Kalmar, Stockholm, Varmland, Vastra Gotaland, Orebro, and Ostergotland countiesDETAILS: During the first months of 2018, many cats have developed salmonellosis. The disease has also been confirmed in small birds, which is the likely source of infection for the cats according to the Swedish Veterinary Medicine Agency…
DATE: March 28, 2018LOCATION: Boulders Beach, Western CapeDETAILS: In February, veterinarians detected H5N8 avian influenza virus in African penguins at Boulders Beach in the Western Cape. The African penguin is classified as endangered, and is one of a number of wild bird species affected. Others afflicted include terns, Cape cormorants…
DATE: March 23, 2018LOCATION: Dormaa, Brong-Ahafo, GhanaDETAILS: Notification submitted by Ghana's chief veterinary officer on Feb. 14, notifying an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza. The reason for notification was given as "new strain of a listed disease in the country" and the causal agent, "highly pathogenic avian influenza virus,…
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